Deep tissue massage is a therapeutic massage technique used as a treatment for muscle tension and chronic muscle aches. If you are seeking deep tissue massages in Miami we offer professional, client-centered massage services at Cosmetic Laser Professionals. Deep tissue massages can be a healthy addition to any overall wellness plan.
You might be looking for deep tissue massages in Miami for sports injuries, injuries caused by a fall or car accident, a chronic health condition such as fibromyalgia or osteoarthritis, or for repetitive-stress injuries or posture issues caused by your work. At Cosmetic Laser Professionals, a deep-tissue massage session lasts one hour.
How A Deep Tissue Massage Works
Deep tissue massages uses slow, controlled strokes. The massage therapist performs the majority of the massage with his/her forearm. They use their body weight to massage down to the first tense layer of tissue, and as this tissue relaxes, the therapist is able to massage into the deeper layers. Your back, neck, shoulders, and leg muscles are some of the areas the massage therapist might focus on.
The Difference Between A Deep Tissue Massage And A Swedish Massage
Swedish massage, which is also offered at our MedSpa, is similar in technique to deep tissue massages. The difference is that Swedish massage focuses only on the outer layers of body tissue. Similarly, sports massage uses some of the Swedish massage techniques, but does not address the deeper tissue layers of the body. Deep tissue massage addresses deep layers of fascia (the bands of collagen beneath the skin), muscle, and tendon.
One myth about deep tissue massage is that it will hurt. When you come to Cosmetic Laser Professionals for deep tissue massages in Miami, the massage therapist will take special care not to cause pain, although the technique may cause some discomfort at the body’s trigger points (muscle “knots”). Many times clients want the massage therapist to focus on the area where he or she feels pain. However, an experienced massage therapist knows the area that hurts isn’t necessarily the area that’s causing the pain.
By working on the cause of your pain, the massage therapist can often relieve the most painful areas without placing too much direct pressure on these areas. If you feel any pain during your deep tissue massage session, always let your massage therapist know.
Benefits Of A Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massages have other benefits in addition to providing relief from chronic pain. It also:
- Improves flexibility
- Improves mobility
- Improves mood by triggering the brain to release serotonin and oxytocin
- Improves physical performance
- Improves posture
- Lowers blood pressure
- Lowers heart rate
- Reduces levels of stress hormones
- Releases tension in overly tight muscles
For a small group of people, deep tissue massage is not recommended, at least temporarily. If you are pregnant, recovering from surgery, have recently had chemotherapy or a radiation treatment, are prone to blood clots, or if you have osteoporosis, an infectious skin condition, or open sores, please consult your healthcare provider before scheduling a deep tissue massage.
All of Cosmetic Laser Professionals’ procedures are performed by a professional medical aesthetician and under a medical doctor’s supervision and the spa is licensed and insured. Deep tissue massage sessions are $95 per hour. When you are looking to relieve stress in your muscles, contact us at 305-456-1170 or to see our different massages visit cosmeticlaserprofessionals.com.